OFF! is back with another track from their upcoming album, Wasted Years, called “Hypnotized.” It follows the release of the awesome and chaotic single, ”Void You Out,” which we premiered last month. “Hypnotized” is a little over two minutes of insanity that will get you hyped for their upcoming project.
We’ve been doing our podcast live for awhile now and it’s always been a little tough to wrap our heads around the best way to bring it to the stage.The casual nature of the chat podcast doesn’t always make for great theater.
Judging by how awesome our last two live shows went, I think we’ve finally cracked the code. It doesn’t hurt that we had some of the world’s funniest people as guests and terrific crowds at each. If you haven’t already, give a listen this week’s episode recorded at the SF Sketchfest and our episode from a few weeks ago recorded live on a battleship in the port of Los Angeles.
Note: As year-end honors finish filing in, I find myself with a lot of leftover thoughts on the films of last year. What follows is not a list of my “13 favorite” films of 2013. I stopped writing those sort of lists a while ago in a (completely futile) attempt to put away childish things. Instead, these are the 13 films from 2013 that I feel most compelled to write about. Their inclusion below doesn’t signify greatness so much as their ability to provoke some kind of fascination in me. (To explain- in early 2010, I spent more time writing about The Blind Side than any other film precisely because of its stupefying dullness.) With this caveat in mind, I present my thoughts on the cinema of 2013 with 13 movies which, for better or worse, I won’t shut up about:
Ryan Perez is not only a hilarious comedy writer, but also a terrific watcher/writer-about movies. I’ll second his enthusiasm for Stoker. It’s a really beautiful and thrilling movie that maybe got overlooked because it’s so eccentric.
The absolutely hysterical Karen Kilgariff has her album Live at the Bootleg coming out this month, specifically Feb. 25th, everyone and that should make up for Valentine’s Day going bad if it indeed goes bad.
Even if it doesn’t go bad, this is a comedy album that you need in your life and you can pre-order from iTunes or on vinyl now.
Hey! I’m the guest on this week’s Jordan Jesse Go! I’ve done the show about 4 times and this is my absolute favorite appearance. Jordan and Jesse are the funniest and best in the game (*the game of spouting off rapid fire nonsense for 2 hours at a time). The show also holds a special place in my heart because JJGo was one of the first podcasts I ever listened to when I moved to LA and had a job driving around all day delivering things. They got me through that job. Just me, Jordan, Jesse, and my 1995 Burgundy Nissan Maxima (RIP).
BUT HEY ALSO THIS SHOW PREMIERES TONIGHT AND IT IS MY FIRST ~REAL~ TELEVISION WRITING CREDIT AND WE SPENT 12 WEEKS OF 14 HOUR WORK DAYS TO MAKE THE SEASON HAPPEN AND THIS MEANS I WROTE MY FIRST EPISODE OF TELEVISION BEFORE I TURNED 20 AND I THINK I AM PROUD AND HAPPY IM JUST NOT 100% SURE HOW TO ALLOW THOSE FEELINGS TO MANIFEST THEMSELVES
Key & Peele (Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele); a salute to Bay Area comedy legends Coyle & Sharpe, Mike White, Revenge of the Nerds 30th Anniversary Cast Reunion, Top Secret! 30th Anniversary with Jim Abrahams, Cabin Boy 20th Anniversary with Chris Elliott and Adam Resnick, special panels with the casts of Futurama and The Venture Brothers, Wits with John Moe, appearances by comedians and actors such as Pamela Adlon, Eric Andre, Todd Barry, Doug Benson, Michael Ian Black, Dan Castellaneta, Rob Corddry, Andrew Daly, Rachel Dratch, Dave Foley, Brett Gelman, Chris Gethard, Jon Glaser, Bobcat Goldthwait, Gilbert Gottfried, Dana Gould, Chris Hardwick, Tim Heidecker, Joel Hodgson, Rob Huebel, Jen Kirkman, David Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Kevin McDonald, Adam McKay, Laraine Newman, Jimmy Pardo, Kevin Pollak, Paul Scheer, Michael Showalter, Jenny Slate, Stephen Tobolowsky, Paul F. Tompkins, David Wain, Fred Willard, Barbara Gray, Barbara Holm, Ben San Del, Brandie Posey, Claire Titelman, Dave Ross, David Angelo, Ever Mainard, JC Coccoli, Jesse Elias, Joselyn Hughes, Katie Crown, Lauren Ashley Bishop, Lauri Roggenkamp, Matt Knudsen, The Puterbaugh Sisters, Rob Christensen,Ron Babcock, The Upright Citizens Brigade, Megan Mullally’s band Nancy and Beth Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Iron Comic, Tournament of Nerds, improv4humans, Talk Show: The Game Show, Super Ego, Harmontown, Gelmania, and Maya Rudolph’s Prince cover-band Princess; plus many more will all be at SF Sketchfest next year Jan. 23rd-Feb. 14th.